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Portable What Laptop?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by neonplanet40, 20 Jul 2011.

  1. neonplanet40

    neonplanet40 What's a Dremel?

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    Another one of these questions BUT

    Basically I have £500 or so to spend on a laptop, whats the best one to get?

    Ideally I want good battery life and dedicated graphics able to play games. Im not expecting crysis up full but would like it to be capable enough to play some games.

    Im asking on here because I havent researched laptops in a long time so dont really know whats going on in the market lately.

    Thanks for your help

    Mark
     
  2. Jaybles

    Jaybles Minimodder

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    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    Next month llanlo laptops will be on sale and they have a way better igp than intels
     
  4. neonplanet40

    neonplanet40 What's a Dremel?

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    Ive heard that, i can wait till next month but no later than that really
     
  5. Jaybles

    Jaybles Minimodder

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    A GT540M surpasses the top of the range notebook Llano (6620g).

    GT540M

    6620g

    I am interested to see what price point Llano will come in at though. Under £500 and it will be a winner, I reckon.
     
  6. SeñorTasty

    SeñorTasty What's a Dremel?

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    Hi all,

    Im not to sure what the conversion is between CAD and Euros but I picked up a msi gx660 a few Months ago for a grand total of 1100 CAD. It's not SB but I'm sure you could get it for a decent price (if they're even available there Idn) It runs everything I throw at it on its native res (1366x768) with the 5870. Will throw up a link when I have better reception (currently in the middle of nowhere 5000 miles from home)

    hope that's somewhat useful.
     
  7. neonplanet40

    neonplanet40 What's a Dremel?

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    Was too expensive senortasty.

    Im still looking guys lol it seems dell have cheaper prices for their xps 17inch models compared to the 15 inch ones :p
     
  8. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Take a look at Dell outlet as they sometimes have some great offers on XPS15 & XPS 17 models.

    Also take a look on www.dmxdimension.com as you might find some great dell bargins (the website essentialy links you directly to the dell configurator with unique offers).
     
  9. neonplanet40

    neonplanet40 What's a Dremel?

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    Yea ive been keeping an eye on the dmxdimension site. thats where i seen that you got better specs for the 17inch models at cheaper prices than the 15inch models :p

    I preferably want a 15 inch one so have been holding out hopeing something jumps up :p
     
  10. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    Dell ATM are meant to be really low quality :(
    Have you looked at the SB Sony vaios?
     
  11. neonplanet40

    neonplanet40 What's a Dremel?

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    Sony always have dire graphics
     
  12. neonplanet40

    neonplanet40 What's a Dremel?

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    have just came across this refurbished laptop

    Dell XPS L502x
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64 BIT)
    Processor : Intel Core i7-2630QM processor 2.00 GHz
    Hard Drive : 500GB Serial ATA II (7200 RPM) Hard Drive
    Memory : 6144MB (1x2048 + 1x4096) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel
    8X DVD +/- RW DRIVE
    Display : 15.6" HD WLED True-Life (1366x768) with 2.0 Mega Pixel Integrated Camera
    Graphics : 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M Graphics card (DDR 3 I think)
    Battery : Primary 9-cell 90W/HR LI-ION
    LCD Back Cover : Silver WWAN
    Wireless: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (2x2 b/g/+ Bluetooth Combo Card)
    Back Up Media Not Included

    For about £520 excluding delivery.

    What do you think?
     
  13. Jaybles

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    Exceptional Value!
    Might i ask where?
     
  14. neonplanet40

    neonplanet40 What's a Dremel?

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    Not until im told whether to buy it or now lmao
     
  15. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Direct from Dell, with a GT540 the price is £594. With a GT525, it's £529. Pretty good.
     
  16. neonplanet40

    neonplanet40 What's a Dremel?

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    Does the direct from dell ahve the same battery, ram, and hdd?

    Just curious before I order
     
  17. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    No - iirc it had an i3 SB, less ram and standard battery. What you have found there is a steal and tbh if you don't buy it quick someone else'll have it very quickly.
     
  18. neonplanet40

    neonplanet40 What's a Dremel?

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    Nevermind. Got to payment page, put all details in and then all of a sudden they kick me out saying ive been threw out due to inavtivity (funny as i wasnt inactive and was ordering). . . now its gone. Go dell!!

    So thats them now in my hate list, will look elsewhere.
     
  19. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    You've got to be quick on there.

    •XPS L502x
    •Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64 BIT)
    •Processor : Intel Core i7-2630QM processor 2.00 GHz
    •Hard Drive : 640GB Serial ATA (7200RPM)
    •8 GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz (2 DIMMs)
    •8X DVD +/- RW DRIVE
    •Display : 15.6" HD WLED True-Life (1366x768) with 2.0 Mega Pixel Integrated Camera
    •Graphics : 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M Graphics card
    •Battery : Primary 6-cell 56W/HR LI-ION
    •LCD Back Cover : Silver WLAN
    •Back Up Media Not Included

    Price Incl. VAT and excl. delivery... £567.62 - should be available in a while ;)
     
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